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The Aquarius Scatterometer : an active system for measuring surface roughness for sea-surface brightness temperature correction

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dc.contributor.author Freedman, Adam
dc.contributor.author McWatters, Dalia
dc.contributor.author Spencer, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-13T23:37:14Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-13T23:37:14Z
dc.date.issued 2006-07-31
dc.identifier.citation IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium, Denver, Colorado, July 31- August 4, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-1279
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39924
dc.description.abstract The Aquarius scatterometer is a total-power L-band radar system for estimating ocean surface roughness. Its measurements will enable the removal of wind effects from the Aquarius radiometer ocean-surface brightness temperature measurements being used to retrieve ocean salinity. The Aquarius scatterometer is a relatively simple, low-spatial resolution power-detecting radar, without ranging capability. But to meet its science requirement, it must be very stable, with repeatability on the order of 0.1 dB over several days, and calibrated accuracy to this level over several months. Data from this instrument over land as well as ocean areas will be available for a variety of geophysical applications. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 163906 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en
dc.subject ocean salintiy en
dc.subject radar backscatter en
dc.subject ocean winds en
dc.subject scatterometers en
dc.title The Aquarius Scatterometer : an active system for measuring surface roughness for sea-surface brightness temperature correction en
dc.type Preprint en


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